Review: taking Nexium and Imodium together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Nexium and Imodium together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Nexium and Imodium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 922 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Nexium

Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 73,366 users)

Imodium

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 11,082 users)

On Jul, 21, 2016

922 people who take Nexium, Imodium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Nexium and Imodium drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Nexium:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Imodium:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Nexium:
  • female: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • male: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
Imodium:
  • female: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Nexium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Imodium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • diarrhoea
  • thrombocytopenia
  • anastomotic haemorrhage
  • complications of transplanted kidney
  • escherichia sepsis
  • pleural effusion
  • renal impairment
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • renal failure acute
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
1 - 6 months:
  • death
  • diarrhoea
  • hypertension
  • myocardial infarction
  • abdominal pain
  • agranulocytosis
  • aspergillosis
  • clostridium difficile colitis
  • enteritis
  • gastrointestinal infection
6 - 12 months:
  • death
  • generalised oedema
  • blindness
  • hypertension
  • myocardial infarction
  • pneumothorax
  • retinal vascular thrombosis
  • vitreous haemorrhage
  • hepatic neoplasm malignant
  • visual acuity reduced
2 - 5 years:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • biliary colic
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • fatigue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • headache
  • nausea
  • procedural pain
  • vomiting
5 - 10 years:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anal candidiasis
  • blepharitis
  • calcium deficiency
  • depression
  • dry eyes aggravated
  • emotional distress
  • external ear pain
  • gallbladder disorder
  • halitosis
10+ years:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anal candidiasis
  • blepharitis
  • dry eyes aggravated
  • external ear pain
  • halitosis
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome aggravated
  • itchiness
  • mouth dry aggravated
not specified:
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • dehydration
  • pyrexia
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • dehydration
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • pyrexia
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • fall
male:
  • diarrhoea
  • renal failure acute
  • dehydration
  • nausea
  • anaemia
  • vomiting
  • pneumonia
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • hypomagnesaemia
2-9:
  • abdominal pain
  • accidental drug intake by child
  • agitation
  • ataxia
  • confusional state
  • convulsion
  • hallucination
  • hypertension
  • mydriasis
  • nausea
10-19:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • aplastic anaemia
  • aspergillosis
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • blood pressure decreased
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • colonic polyp
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspepsia
20-29:
  • renal failure
  • abdominal compartment syndrome
  • atrial flutter
  • bacterial infection
  • clostridium difficile colitis
  • gastric ulcer
  • haemodynamic instability
  • hepatic failure
  • klebsiella bacteraemia
  • lactic acidosis
30-39:
  • dyspnoea
  • cellulitis
  • convulsion
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • hypotension
  • pneumonia
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • arteriovenous fistula occlusion
  • asthenia
40-49:
  • diarrhoea
  • dehydration
  • dyspnoea
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • colitis
  • hypokalaemia
  • anaemia
  • hypotension
  • renal failure acute
50-59:
  • diarrhoea
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • renal failure acute
  • pneumonia
  • nausea
  • arrhythmia
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • vomiting
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • haemolysis
60+:
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dehydration
  • fatigue
  • hyponatraemia
  • fall
  • anaemia
  • pyrexia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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